Written by Theresa Corbin Published on Washington Post
The name calling and racial slurs began when I started wearing hijab.
Twelve years after 9/11, the climate of hate has only gotten worse. Extremists who call themselves Muslims continue to terrorize people of all faiths across the globe. American extremists continue to stoke the flames of fear and hate, attacking Muslims in rhetoric, in our houses of worship and even on the street.
Americans cannot lose hope in one another. That the gravitational pull of fear and hate is growing. And the divide is getting wider. But we cannot allow political theater and power hungry thugs to use hate and fear to tear us apart.
If we give in and abandon our dearly held principles for the sake of fear, extremists will have won. I know that we Americans — Muslims, Christians, Jews, atheists, Republicans and Democrats — are braver than that.
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